Strategic Direction 1 – Objective 1

Strategic Direction 1: Develop and implement a Doctor of Pharmacy educational program in which student pharmacists  across campuses commit to rigorous opportunities for professional differentiation and interprofessional education while in the program, and excel in their chosen career pathways after graduation.

Strategic Direction 1: Develop and implement a Doctor of Pharmacy educational program in which student pharmacists across campuses commit to rigorous opportunities for professional differentiation and interprofessional education while in the program, and excel in their chosen career pathways after graduation.

Professional and Interprofessional Core Competencies 

By September 2016, identify professional and interprofessional core competencies expected for UT Austin Doctor of Pharmacy graduates and continually assess the curriculum to ensure that adopted core competencies are achieved.

Accountable: program assessment team, curriculum committee, regional internship personnel, director of interprofessional education & community engagement.

New Resources Needed: personnel (faculty/preceptors from the College of Pharmacy and other colleges/schools), physical (practice sites).


Indicators

Poverty Simulation Photo

Pharmacy, nursing, and social work students participate in a poverty simulation to gain insight into the challenges of living with limited income and securities.

  1. Interprofessional education is implemented throughout the four years of the Pharm.D. program.
  2. Course syllabi and objectives are reviewed each semester to ensure that core professional and interprofessional competencies are taught and assessed prior to the fourth professional year.
  3. Advanced pharmacy practice experiences are reviewed annually to ensure that core professional and interprofessional competencies are practiced and assessed during the fourth professional year.
  4. Additional community partners are engaged to capitalize on past successes in community service-learning and to expand co-curricular opportunities for professional students in all regions.
  5. Programmatic opportunities are in place to foster leadership development, professional identity formation, and engagement in community service.